Watch Racing UK On Sky 432 Novices' Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 58.00s
  • Off time: 13:20:13
Full result
Result 13:20 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Imperial Vic 10/11f
2nd 4 Harry The Lemmon 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5412-51
Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Imperial Vic (IRE) 37
  • T:M Smith
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 5412-51
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 M Smith Danny Cook 116 10/11f
2 5228-1P
Grey, White epaulets Streams Of Whiskey (IRE) 36
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:C P Geoghegan
  • Form: 5228-1P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 N G Richards C P Geoghegan (3) 4/1
3 325135
White, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Glenora Gale (IRE) 37
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 325135
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 113 9/1
4 92-
Black and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Harry The Lemmon (IRE) 238
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 92-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 J Ewart B Hughes 9/1
5 4-214
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Ifyouthinkso 37
  • T:C Grant
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 4-214
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C Grant D F O'Regan 28/1
6 F-15
Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots Mount Hope (IRE) 48
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: F-15
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 13/2
7 856-U
SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Yourlookinathim (IRE) 30
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 856-U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 J S Goldie J Reveley 33/1

In depth

Verdict

Glenora Gale won at Sedgefield in August but is generally worth opposing while Streams Of Whisky has something to prove having been pulled up when trying to double up at Kelso last time. IMPERIAL VIC finished fifth in that race and got off mark over today's C&D next time, winning by six lengths with Ifyouthinkso a distant fourth. The runner-up is a good yardstick and Michael Smith's charge can improve again to land this. Mount Hope didn't show much on his hurdles bow at Bangor but is another with scope.

Formwatch

Imperial Vic (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Led after 1st until approaching 4th, led again 7th, clear from 4 out, wandered under pressure flat, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov beating Dannanceys Hill (11-0) by 6l, 7 ran.

Harry The Lemmon (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Cl up, 5th 6out & prog into 3rd bef 2out, so bef last & went 2nd flat, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Shannon Fall (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Apr.

Streams Of Whiskey (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) With leader lost place 6th, ridden 8th, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Maggio (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 13 ran.

Ifyouthinkso 7-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, steady headway 7th, ridden before next, weakened 4 out, 4th of 7, 48l behind Imperial Vic (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.

Glenora Gale (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders until blundered 1st and dropped to rear, not jump well after, lost touch after 4th, tailed off, 5th of 6, 36l behind Kie (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m beg chs (3) gd in Nov.

Yourlookinathim (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Towards rear, unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Eduard (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 16 ran.

Mount Hope (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Led until 2nd, led 3rd, headed next, led 5th, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 20l behind Hollow Penny (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.